beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, but nothing special here. Save your money and buy something else.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber, cloudy, wheaty aroma, an odd taste for an ale-quite wheaty and a little sharp, fairly complex flavor, oddly this is NOT a wheat beer-it just tastes a lot like one, a lot of yeasty sediment can be found at the bottom of the bottle, bottle-conditioned and top-fermented just like the belgian ales: this is a quality brew!, this one slightly edges out the other Coopers brews.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity, apple, pear, cheesy aroma. Hazy, honey color, white frothy head, good lace. Smooth, light sweet, medium body. Nicely hopped finish.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet & hoppy aroma, cloudy honey appearance. Flavour is sweet, spicy then bitter. Much better than their Pale Ale.
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderately hoppy, with solid malt backbone. This one has some grassy hops and solid maltiness. I think that this beer is more closely related to its english cousins than its american ones. Not overwhelmingly good, but definitely worth a taste.
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is murky medium yellow, dense particles ranging in size from tiny to medium. Aroma is lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly malty (light bread), lightly yeasty (dough). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Not much aroma in my sample, flavor is pretty yeasty/acidic which left a distasteful coating in the finish.
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Really nice beer. Lovely honey malt flavours and great appearance.
(Bottle) Less pronouced malty flavours and more bitterness but still an excellent brew. (Bottle re-rate) A little dissapointing this time around - I couldn’t quite put my finger on it though. It’s definately better on tap.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity, alchoholic flavours come through on the middle of your tongue, quite a unique and powerful brew. At this price point not many Australian brews come close (except Coopers Pale).
radiomgb (2182) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was surprised by the cloudyness of the colour. Was a murky amber. The taste had some frutiness to it and I found the aftertaste to be long and dry.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2004 Re-rate: 6/2004: I was surprised when I poured this - all the floaties - oh duh! - should have read the label, didn't expect bottle conditioned! was very light, slightly fruity-sweet, super crisp; accentuated by the prickly carbonation. This is a really refreshing brew